Tryon, N.C. | $1.225 Million
A 1947 house with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, including a one-bedroom, one-bathroom attached guest suite, on an 18.12-acre lot with a swimming pool
This house, known as Rosebay, is in a historic resort community of about 1,600 in southwest North Carolina. It was expanded, starting in 2015, with the addition of a guest suite and a detached two-car garage with a workshop. Other recent improvements include a paved driveway that replaces gravel, and a new roof.
The property, which is less than a mile from the town’s commercial area, is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 46 miles southeast of Asheville, N.C., and 31 miles northeast of Greenville, S.C. The Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort, which holds horse shows and has lodgings, restaurants and shops, is about 16 miles northeast.
Size: 3,881 square feet
Price per square foot: $316
Indoors: The home has two levels and multiple entrances. A solid-wood door inset with colorful glass squares opens into a living room with green walls, a brick fireplace set in a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, hardwood flooring and a bay window framing a view of Hogback Mountain. The adjacent dining room has its own exterior entrance, a similar picture window and view, the reverse face of the living room’s brick chimney and paneled walls painted ruby red.
The kitchen was updated in the mid-2000s with white-painted wood cabinets, subway-tile backsplashes, stainless-steel appliances, a farmhouse sink and black-and-white checkerboard-patterned floor tile. Next to the kitchen is an enclosed porch with exposed beams, brick floors and a half bathroom (now with striped walls and a tiny corner sink) that would have originally been used by the gardener when this was an outdoor space. A second enclosed porch with yellow wood-sided walls and hardwood flooring has functioned as a sunroom. An interior window looks into the adjacent media room, which has rust-colored walls and a wood-burning stove.